Hailed as one of the most vital standardbearers of modern African music, Diawara takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights. Her music is boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots
Date/Time: Mar 20 2019, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pmWest Vancouver, Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | Event calendar
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Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best World Album
Fatoumata Diawara’s new album, Fenfo, focuses on the challenges of migration and family—challenges she experienced firsthand, fighting for her independence by leaving Mali to pursue a career as an actress and singer/songwriter. Now, hailed as “one of the most dynamic voices in Afropop” [Pop Matters], she uses her voice to tell stories about the challenges facing migrants. In perfect symmetry with her lyrics, her music blends a variety of international styles while staying true to African roots, mixing stinging guitar lines with traditional African strings including the kora and kamale ngoni, and traditional percussion.